"I started to control my diet rather than letting it control me. " Chris Borgioli wasn't always heavy. Throughout most of his 20s and early 30s, in fact, he was a regular at the gym. Like most people, though, the 38-year-old's activity levels took a dip during quarantine in 2020.
Leaked photos show Boris Johnson drinking at a party at 10 Downing Street back in November 2020 when the rest of the UK was in lockdown. EXCL: @ITVNews has obtained pictures of Boris Johnson drinking at a No10 party during lockdown in November 2020. The photos cast fresh doubt on the PM's repeated claims he was unaware of rule-breaking in No10 during the pandemic.
A Welsh credit union is continuing to excel following an outstanding performance in the last 12 months. In that time Smart Money Cymru, with offices in Caerphilly, Blackwood and Tredegar, saw a huge rise in the amount of loans to members and a correspondingly large increase in income.
Female First is proud to showcase ten images from the new book Lockdown Light by Billie Charity. Like many people, I found the first few lockdown months of 2021 very hard. Short days, bad weather, and being heavily restricted by the Covid rules, I tried to find light wherever I could.
Collection of poems written by children in lockdown wins People's Book Prize An East Lancashire author who works tirelessly to promote literature for children has been awarded The People's Book Prize for Best Published Book. Award-winning author and Patron of Blackburn with Darwen Libraries for Children and Young People, Christina Gabbitas has been awarded The People’s Book Prize for publishing a collection of poems written by children, called Lockdown Life.
Caring in a global pandemic IN the penultimate article of our special series ahead of Dementia Action Week, Courant reporter Georgia Langdon gains exclusive access to life in a care home during a pandemic. A CARE home manager described lockdown as “soul-destroying” for residents, families and staff.
Living with dementia and living well IN the fourth of a series of special articles ahead of Dementia Action Week, Courant reporter Georgia Langdon talks with experts about the importance of education. COUNCILLORS have backed plans to create Northumberland’s first specialist dementia care service for patients with complex behaviour.
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A collection of 200 extraordinary animals are settling into a new home at Longleat. The concept presents a twist, with everything made entirely from buttons and beads, with the collection featuring animals including armadillos, anteaters, walruses and zebras. The so-called ‘Lockdown zoo’ was created by a graphic designer called Julie Thomas from Malvern in Worcestershire.
Vegan chef Gaz Oakley says he moved back to Wales from London to grow his own food and get back to nature. Gaz, who grew up in Cardiff, has gained a massive online following, with his Avant Garde Vegan show on YouTube having 1.4 million subscribers.
THREE years since its last production, Blackburn Musical Theatre Company is stepping back into the limelight next week. Lockdown forced the cancellation of Fiddler On the Roof but now members are finally getting ready to raise the curtain on a show which has become surprisingly topical. Society chairman and co-director Gary Worthy said: “It has been a challenge getting back into rehearsals, finding new cast members, and keeping everyone safe and well.
There are two reasons you might know Nippy Chippy has come to town. One is that the school mums’ What’s App group starts pinging with reminders and plans of action as to where to pitch a spot for an evening on the social club playing field.
Next week the Scottish Nationalists must turn up to the House of Commons wearing kilts, with nothing on underneath – and then cross their legs at the same time right in front of Boris Johnson A Conservative MP is outraged that Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner CROSSES HER LEGS in front of Boris Johnson.
A MOTHER and daughter business which helps to make people's special days all the more special has been going strength to strength - depite only being in their first year of their event planning operation. Grace and Annie's Event Hire, ran by Hayley Tinnion and Ann Carr, started this time last year, and since their inception, they have had to lay out their wedding diaries until 2025 to deal with their ever-growing popularity.
Fewer Fife residents are working from the office than they were before the coronavirus pandemic despite most restrictions coming to an end, according to Google tracking data. Lockdown saw buildings left empty as staff all headed home - and many people are keen to maintain the benefits of working flexibly, according to the Institute for the Future of Work research unit.
It’s back for 2022 – and host John McCutchan is hoping this year’s Arlington Bluebell Walk will attract up to 28,000 visitors. It is open daily from 10am until 5pm between April 13 and May 19 with 23 different charities providing refreshments each day. The Bluebell Walk has traditionally been incredibly popular and this is the first time for three years – since Lockdown – that everything will be back to normal.
Work colleagues Chris Baylis and Joanne Baitup always dreamed of setting up a business together. The friends had worked for a local older person’s charity and when they had the opportunity, they decided to take the plunge taking over the vacant tea rooms in Glynneath. But just weeks later in 2020 calamity struck and the nation went into Lockdown apparently scuppering their plans.
A COMMUNITY music festival at Crymych originally planned for May 2020 will finally take place two years later. Lockdown put a stop to the plans of the voluntary committee organising ‘Gwyl Fel 'Na Mai’. But now plans are in place for the festival to finally go ahead on Saturday, May 7.
Lockdown isolation sparked a near-fatal battle with the eating disorder for Kelly An anorexic teacher who was “weeks from death” says she is too frightened to eat out after the government forced restaurants to label meals with a calorie count. Kelly Louise Appleton, 23, branded the new rules a “danger to my recovery” and has started a petition to change the law, which has so far gained over 7,000 signatures.